WSBK: Battle for Second Leaves Runaway Finish During Race 2 at Misano

06/28/2010 @ 2:10 am, by Jensen BeelerComments Off

WSBK: Battle for Second Leaves Runaway Finish During Race 2 at Misano Troy Corser WSBK Race 2 Misano 560x335

Hot World Superbike racing continued under the Italian summer sun as Race 2 was underway at Misano on Sunday. The home track for Aprilia looked for Max Biaggi to try for another weekend double, but BMW and Troy Corser set themselves as the team to beat all weekend long. With Corser on the pole, The Emperor had his work cut out for himself, not to mention the fact that the majority of the top WSBK teams had tested at Misano, and brought their A-game this weekend. Check after the jump for all the spoilers, results, and video highlights.

Rocketing to the front of the first turn, Max Biaggi looked ready to set the tone for Race 2 at Misano, but Troy Corser answered mid-way through the chicane, taking the lead from the Italian. Carlos Checa would find his way through as well, as the pack settled in to their race pace. Corser wouldn’t be able to breakaway like he did in Race 1 though, as along with Checa and Biaggi, Michel Fabrizio, Leon Haslam, and Cal Crutchlow joined in on a six-way battle royal for the front.

Biaggi and Fabrizio would get past Checa in quick time, and once Biaggi saw open track in front of him, he lost contact with the trailing group. Battling for second place, the five riders fell off the pace, and let Biaggi walk away from them. With close passes throughout the race, there was a little something for any fans loyal to a particular vendor.

The most notable mention goes to Troy Corser, who rode another strong race on the BMW S1000RR…only to flub it in the closing turns. Running off the course, Corser ruined his chances for a top five finish, and instead slotted in at a disappointing tenth place.

Leon Haslam also had a strong race, and mitigated some of the damages from this weekend by finishing second, just ahead of Michel Fabrizio. However, Max Biaggi still took a weekend double, stretching his lead in the World Superbike Championship over Haslam to 37 points. WSBK races from Brno in two weeks, where Biaggi is a dominating force. Could another double be in the cards? Stay tuned race fans.

Results from Race 2 of World Superbike at Misano, San Marino:

PosNo.RiderCountryBikeDiff
13M. BiaggiITAAprilia RSV4 Factory-
291L. HaslamGBRSuzuki GSX-R10004.095
384M. FabrizioITADucati 1098R4.631
435C. CrutchlowGBRYamaha YZF R15.014
57C. ChecaESPDucati 1098R6.256
650S. GuintoliFRASuzuki GSX-R10007.677
767S. ByrneGBRDucati 1098R10.144
899L. ScassaITADucati 1098R10.942
941N. HagaJPNDucati 1098R13.640
1011T. CorserAUSBMW S1000 RR16.279
112L. CamierGBRAprilia RSV4 Factory17.799
1265J. ReaGBRHonda CBR1000RR22.793
1357L. LanziITADucati 1098R24.131
1476M. NeukirchnerGERHonda CBR1000RR28.212
1577C. VermeulenAUSKawasaki ZX 10R36.551
1666T. SykesGBRKawasaki ZX 10R49.636
1723B. ParkesAUSHonda CBR1000RR50.041
1895R. HaydenUSAKawasaki ZX 10R51.246
1915M. BaioccoITAKawasaki ZX 10R58.174
2090F. SandiITAAprilia RSV4 1000 F.1’10.588
RET52J. ToselandGBRYamaha YZF R114 Laps
RET111R. XausESPBMW S1000 RR17 Laps
RET96J. SmrzCZEDucati 1098R22 Laps

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